Some Sources of Information
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"Genealogical Chart of a branch of the Finley Family",
S. H. Finley, Santa Ana, CA 1934
Finley Findings International states:
The FINLEY FAMILY As told by Emma Finley McBride to Edgerton B. Sprague
"Five main genealogies should be credited for the enormous information which they contain.
Although each has been found to contain certain errors, they provide a good starting place
for the FINLEY researcher. In fact, each one has been built off the work of the others,
diverging into separate lines. It is the divergence of these lines that form the incredible
wealth of world history that should make each one of us proud to have had FINLEY forefathers."
1. The Clan FINLEY, by Maj. Albert Finley FRANCE
(unpublished, but written 1941-42, with additions
by Lillian Hicks FRANDSEN, February 1962)
RootsWeb WorldConnect has multiple Finley Genealogies:
Some of the sources used by France are listed in an
electronic posting to rootsweb.
2. The Clan Finley, by Rear Adm. Herald Franklin STOUT
(Dover, OH: The Eagle Press, First Edition, Limited, 1940;
Vol. 1, Second Edition, 1957; Vol. 2, Second Edition, 1961);
Starts details with James (1530-1597) but goes back to
Stout was descended from [3-19-5 Michael Finley (b. 1774), 2-19 James (b. 1725),
Michael (b. 1683), Robert (b. 1634), John (b. 1579=), James (b. 1530)]
Available at Higgins Books
Stout used and expanded the work done by France.
3. TORRENCE and Allied Families, by Robert McIlvaine TORRENCE;
4. Unpublished genealogies by Carrie Alexander WOOD,
formerly of Dallas Co, TX (written 1938-41),
Finley Findings VOL1
5. Unpublished genealogies by Rex Bird FINLEY,
currently of Wichita, KS (written in 1963).
Chart entitled "House of FINLEY Traced Back to Adam and Eve", Ruth Moore
Available from LDS in MISC Film Area #0560192, Item 12.
Confirms most of Woods lineage.
Finley Findings International:
Timothy J. Kessler, 12 CR 766,
Wynne, AR 72396-8078
Our Book of Finleys and Their Kinfolk Families 431 pages $55
Primarily a history James (1714-?), son of Samuel (1689-1751),
son of Alexander (1667-1736) family.
Includes information about ancient roots
10193 Buena Vista Dr.
Jackson, CA 95642
President of Clan Farquharson USA
The Andrew Ramsey Finley & Caroline Gibson Page at FamilySearch.org
Finley Resources at RootsWeb
Message Boards at: GenForum and RootsWeb.
Mail Lists at: FINLEY-L@rootsweb.com
Wayne A. RAGSDALE , 3547 Valley Circle , Bham, Alabama 35243 USA , Phone
The origin and stem of the Irish nation, by John O'Hart, published 1892
6004 S. 95 St.
Omaha NE 68127
director of the "Ancient and Medieval Descents Project"
"Give Your Pedigree the Royal Treatment: Researching Noble Lines",
Eugene A. Stratton, FASG,
November/December 2000, Ancestry Magazine
The Highland Clans", Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 1967.
Finley Findings International
The Finley McFarling Genealogy Collection
Dublin Heritage Group
Cumberland House, Fenian St., Dublin 2 (01) 661 9000
See sources for ancient roots.
Lee Ann (Finley) Aigner, Research of Claude B. Finley, Jr. and others: Macbeth, John 1356, James 1688, A. R.
Judy McGrew, Hough/Finley/Brock/Bond Families: John 1356, James 1687, A. R. Finley
Carmen J. Finley, Finley-McFarling Family: James 1688, A. R. Finley
Eleanor E. Gordon, Gordon-Hewitt-Brun-Brooks Families: John d. 1461, James 1688
Hunter, Tabler, Donovan, Jeffries Families: James 1687
DeGarmo Family James 1687
Weir Family: James 1687
Evangeline LaVelle - Nicholas Melanson: Macbeth, John 1356,
Stobie Family:John 1356
Mortenson Family: Shaw MACDUFF , John 1356
Ragsdale Family:John 1356
Peer Family: Fearchar MCFINLAY, John 1356
Lee Ann (Finley) Aigner, Research of Claude B. Finley, Jr. and others on rootsweb.com:
Noah, Erc, Kenneth I McALPIN, Malcom I & Macbeth, Archibald 1336
Eric Cameron Fleet, Fleet Family Tree on GBNF.com:
Erc, Kenneth I McALPIN & Malcom I
Doug Bingham, Bingwood Family Tree on UKY.edu:
Erc, Kenneth I McALPIN, MALCOLM I (MacDonald), Duncan I & Macbeth
Mark and Mariah's Family Tree
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last updated 6 May 2003